On the 31 December, Manor Farm EC, Huntingdon, hosted a fitting finale to their first year of BSJA. The centre’s BSJA shows are going from strength to strength and it is looking forward to hosting more competitions in 2008.
Bearing in mind Manor Farm is only just getting established, it was brave to feature a puissance at the end of the schedule, particularly on New Year’s Eve with people dashing off early for parties and celebrations.
The puissance was well run and, as we had never competed in one of these classes before, it was a bit nerve racking to say the least, especially when we were informed that the wall was capable of reaching 1.66m!
It was a fantastic competition and a real crowd pleaser. From our point of view, it was a fantastic way to end 2007 as we were joint first along with Nicky Denton and Laura Newsum having cleared the dreaded 1.66m.
Thank you Manor Farm and Della Perry Performance Horses for sponsoring the class. But most of all thanks to our horses, Habask Aggersborg and Solomon Did for jumping clear.
1eq, Habask Aggersborg (Simone Mercer), Solomon Did (Ros Thompson), Gobelin IV (Nicky Denton), Non Stop II (Laura Newsum) 1.66m